Salesforce hired Arundhati Bhattacharya as CEO and India Chairman to lead growth and business expansion throughout the country. She was the first woman to Chair the State Bank of India and honored by Forbes as one of the Top 25 Most Influential Women in the World. Let’s congratulate Arundhati Bhattacharya for gaining this success.
Arundhati is also the only Indian corporate leader listed on Fortune’s World’s Greatest Leaders list. It is a great moment to have this caliber of leadership. Salesforce is attracting some of the best talent in the world, not only because of what we do, but because of what we stand for.
In January this year, Parker Harris, the co-founder of Salesforce, had met Indian commerce and enterprise minister, Piyush Goyal. According to an Economic Times report, Harris had discussed the Personal Data Protection Bill with Goyal, during which Meenakshi Lekhi, who’s heading the Join Parliamentary Committee at the Bill, had additionally been present. He had also had met CEO of NITI Aayog, Amitabh Kant.
Arundhati Bhattacharya will report to General Manager of Salesforce, Ulrik Nehammer, in the APAC region. “Arundhati is an incredible business leader and we are delighted to welcome her to Salesforce as chairperson and CEO India,” said Gavin Patterson, President and CEO of Salesforce International, in a statement.
“I could not be more excited to join the Salesforce team to ensure we capture this tremendous opportunity and contribute to India’s development and growth story in a meaningful way,” said Arundhati in a statement.
Salesforce will generate more than 500,000 job opportunities and 67 billion USD in new business revenues in India through 2024, According to a 2019 report by International Data Corporation. The Indian government has also partnered with the company to work towards skills development.